Chase Mielke, M.Ed
Avoid Teacher Burnout & Increase Student Engagement
- Professional Development
- School Culture
- Teachers & Staff
- Full-Day Training
Fee: $5K-10KInvite Chase
• Michigan Teacher of the Year Nominee
• Full-Time Teacher & Instructional Coach
• Best-Selling Author of “The Burnout Cure”
Chase Mielke is an award-winning educator, writer, and speaker focusing on preventing teacher burnout and increasing student engagement.
He has been awarded multiple honors, including being a Michigan Teacher of the Year nominee and an Allegan County “Outstanding People for Education” recipient. For his work minimizing the achievement gap with at-risk high schoolers, his Positive Psychology program received a Michigan Association of School Administrators’ “Winner’s Circle Award.” The program teaches concepts of positive emotion, engagement, meaning, and accomplishment to hundreds of students each year, especially at-risk high schoolers. Consistently, students reduce failure rates by at least 50% each year.
In addition to modeling excellence as an educator, his writing has been featured on WeAreTeachers, Huffpost, Edutopia, and EdPost. He received a WordPress “Freshly Pressed” distinction for his viral blog and video “What Students Really Need to Hear,” which has been used across the world to motivate students.
As an engaging, nationally recognized speaker, he has traveled across the nation and world to speak with students and educators on topics of resilience, mindset, applied neuroscience, and positive psychology.
IN THIS TOGETHER: Unify Your School Culture with Purpose, Perspective, and Positivity
In modern education, it’s easy to feel isolated and divided.
Amidst the challenges of differing viewpoints, technological distractions, and the often-draining nature of our work, we educators can find ourselves disheartened and disconnected. However, there’s a ray of hope – proven strategies grounded in research that can help us rebuild the bonds with our students, colleagues, and communities.
Join Chase Mielke, a seasoned educator, coach, and well-being expert, in this dynamic and engaging keynote session. Together, we’ll explore practical approaches to nurturing togetherness, building resilience, and fostering a positive atmosphere within your school. We’ll learn how to construct a more harmonious and supportive environment where everyone can thrive.
- Understand the Impact of Connectedness: Participants will gain insight into the far-reaching effects of a unified school culture, recognizing how shared purpose and positivity can enhance collaboration, student outcomes, and overall well-being.
- Implement Practical Steps for Fostering School Unity: Through interactive activities and case studies, educators will acquire actionable steps to promote unity and connection among students, fellow teachers, administrators, and the wider community.
- Craft Positive Learning Environments: Participants will discover methods for leveraging positive learning environments for deeper social connectedness and academic performance.
- Strengthen Empathy: Educators will experience a deep understanding of empathy that will allow them to approach the challenges of education with greater patience, collaboration, and insight.
- Build Social Support: Participants will strengthen social connections with their colleagues to improve collective efficacy, resilience, and positive staff culture.
REIGNITE: Avoid Burnout, Increase Outcomes, and Learn to Love Education Again
Chase was moments away from quitting teaching — a career he loved. He was burned out, bitter, and beaten by the external challenges of modern education. But he didn’t quit. He doubled-down, using the same science of well-being he had taught his students for over a decade.
In this engaging, humorous, and heartfelt talk, Chase shares his experience as a veteran educator and provides key insights on how the science of small, positive moments creates thriving adults, learners, and communities. Your audience will be empowered to take care of themselves, so they can better take care of the young adults who need them.
- OPTIMISM – Refocus on the good in order to reignite our love for teaching and parenting
- OWNERSHIP – Take control of our own well-being through simple, research-based actions that boost purpose and happiness
- MINDFULNESS – Be present and turn minor moments into major momentum to thrive personally and professionally
- COMMUNITY – Cultivate positive relationships with kids and adults to build supportive and resilient cultures.
Growth Zone: Engaging Students with Academic Risk-Taking
Gallup surveys of millions of students have found that only 47% of learners are engaged. Twenty-nine percent are disengaged, and twenty-five percent are “actively disengaged.” And yet, engaged students are 2.5 times more likely to feel great about their learning and 4.5 times more likely to have hope for the future. So, how do we shift the trend? How do we help our students take academic risks and succeed in a way that builds competence and confidence?
In this workshop, Chase Mielke shares his greatest insights on student engagement he honed for 14 years as a classroom teacher and instructional coach. We’ll explore the social and emotional factors that affect student engagement and learn — and experience — dozens of research-based, teacher-tested practices for helping students become active participants in their learning.
“Chase speaks with the heart of a teacher, the wisdom of an oracle, and the familiarity of a friend. You will find research-based methodologies aimed at creating fundamental shifts in attitude, understanding, and behavior.”Weston Kieschnick
“If you haven’t yet experienced a Chase Mielke virtual professional development...I HIGHLY recommend it. It's a powerful and timely message.”Amy Hendry, Principal of Carter Middle School
“Chase engaged our audience with meaningful stories to drive home the key messages of his presentation. The audience was both challenged and affirmed and his humor added a fun dimension to his keynote speech. His credibility to speak about education is through the roof. Chase is professional, collaborative, and a tremendous advocate for teachers and teaching.”John S., Systems Change Conference Organizer
“Chase was able to get at the heart of change in his keynote speech. I don’t believe inspiring and motivating are strong enough words for the impact he truly had on everyone in attendance. All of the attendees were engaged and walked away ready to take on the challenges they face.”Cindy Schumacher, Executive Director